That to keep shape and avoid ware, most women in Rwanda do not breastfeed their babies. The babies are instead fed on cow milk or powered milk. This is dangerous to the health and development of children
According La Leche League online, breastfeeding is an important health choice that women make for themselves and their babies. Each mammal’s milk is species specific. Human milk is clearly the most complete and ideal food for the growth of healthy human babies.
Breastfeeding uses the resources of the mother’s body to create perfect and optimal nourishment for the baby, and provides immunological benefits to the child that is only available from human milk. Studies have proven that breastfed babies are healthier than those babies who are not breastfed, and less likely to become ill with gastrointestinal infection, diarrhoea, respiratory infections, ear infections and serious diseases, such as pneumonia and meningitis. Breastfed babies are one-half as likely to become sick in the first year of life. Breastfeeding also reduces the mother’s risk of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections.
Concerned child right advocate